Archiv: strikes


02.02.2020 - 12:09 [ Spiked ]

The French government is at war with the people

Macron’s assault on living standards and liberty cannot be ignored any longer.

11.01.2020 - 17:17 [ CGT Télécoms Paris / Twitter ]

#Retraites #Retrait #greve11janvier On est 150 000 aujourd’hui dans Paris

11.01.2020 - 16:37 [ thelocal.fr ]

Why do rich people in France live much longer than the country’s poorest?

(08.02.2018)

11.01.2020 - 16:11 [ Le Média - Correspondants citoyens ‏/ Twitter ]

À #Rennes les #GilletsJaunes ouvrent le cortège de la #manifestation de la #greve11janvier contre la #reformedesretraites. Images de @JBourrieau pour @LeMediaTV

11.01.2020 - 15:58 [ @GNantais / Twitter ]

💥 Tous Ensemble à #Nantes avant d’arriver à la #Préfecture 😏✊🏽 #greve11janvier #GreveGenerale

11.01.2020 - 15:52 [ Ian56 ‏/ Twitter ]

Thousands of #GiletsJaunes and unions are marching to protest in #Toulouse. This will not be shown on mainstream TV. #greve11janvier #Acte61

11.01.2020 - 15:49 [ Jacobin agazine ]

“This Strike Is Uniting the Resistance Against Macron”

A government bid to cut back pensions has pitched France into its longest strike in decades. But as one railworker organizer tells Jacobin, the dispute is about more than retirement insurance — it’s about stopping Emmanuel Macron’s whole agenda.

11.01.2020 - 15:43 [ Cerveaux non disponibles ‏/ Twitter ]

1/ #ViolencesPolicieres : nous sombrons vite. Jeudi 9 janvier, un voile supplémentaire s’est levé sur la réalité de ce qu’est la Police. #manif9janvier #paris

Vidéo complète : https://www.facebook.com/cerveauxnondisponibles/videos/2585958411689021

01.01.2020 - 19:42 [ EHA News ‏/ Twitter ]

New general strike call in #France… ▪️The French General Confederation of Labour (CGT) called on workers to occupy all oil facilites and fuel depots in the country between January 7 and January 10 – Le Monde –

01.01.2020 - 19:38 [ Jean-Luc Mélenchon, @FranceInsoumise / Twitter ]

Ce ne sont pas des voeux mais une déclaration de guerre aux millions de Français qui refusent sa réforme. Tout le reste de son discours sonne faux et creux. Un extraterrestre a parlé. #VoeuxMacron2020

01.01.2020 - 19:34 [ ibtimes.com ]

French Unions Vow No Surrender In Month-long Strike

Far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon, head of the France Unbowed (LFI) party, added on Twitter: „These are not (New Year) wishes but a declaration of war to the millions of French who refuse his reform.“

Already another day of mass protests is set for January 9, when teachers, dockers, hospital workers and other public sector employees are expected to join transport workers by striking for the day.

Energy workers have also called for a three-day blockade of the country’s oil refineries and fuel depots starting January 7, raising the spectre of petrol shortages.

24.12.2019 - 13:33 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour / Twitter ]

There has been literally not a word on this from the ‘internationalist’ TUC. Our fellow workers are engaged in mass strike action just a few miles across the Channel, and the voice of the British trade union movement is silent. Totally shameful.

17.12.2019 - 15:40 [ France24 ]

Live: French unions rally en masse for ‚Black Tuesday‘ protests against pension reform

As nationwide strikes continue in France against President Emmanuel Macron’s signature pension reform, unions are planning mass demonstrations on Tuesday in a pre-Christmas push to get the government to withdraw its reform plan altogether.

05.10.2019 - 16:53 [ teleSUR ]

Ecuador Transport Unions Declare Strike Over, Others Continue

Despite the transportation sector declaring an end to the strike, several other major social society organizations of Ecuador, such as the Confederation of National Indigenous of Ecuador (CONAIE), the Popular Front, and the United Workers Front (FUT), collectively announced they will continue to protest throughout the country against the IMF-induced adjustments that also include tax and labor reforms, and other proposals to flexibilize the nation’s economy.

01.10.2019 - 01:08 [ The Jordan Times ]

Ministry invites students to return to schools despite ongoing teachers’ strike

The abiding circular is in compliance with the Administrative Court’s ruling, issued on Sunday, ordering an „immediate“ suspension to teachers‘ nationwide strike following a lawsuit filed by parents, Education Minister Walid Maani said on Monday in an official letter carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

05.08.2019 - 01:03 [ teleSUR ]

Peru: Army Deployed to Port Amid Protest Against Mining Project

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra authorized Sunday for the army to join the national police forces to “protect” the key mining port of Matarani, a day before an expected new round of protests against Southern Copper’s ‘Tia Maria’ open-pit mining project.

16.07.2019 - 04:07 [ teleSUR ]

Peru: Farmers Launch Indefinite Strike Against Major Open-Pit Mining Project

Peruvian farmers from the Tambo Valley in the central region of Arequipa began an indefinite strike Monday to protest the government’s approval to initiate construction of a major open-pit mining project known as ‘Tia Maria’, granted to United States mining corporation, Southern Copper.

16.07.2019 - 04:03 [ teleSUR ]

Ecuador: Workers, Farmers Launch National Strike Against Moreno’s Gov’t

Ecuador’s National Campesino Movement (Fecaol) and workers’ unions have launched a five-day national strike Monday to protest President Lenin Moreno’s neoliberal government, as massive manifestations in the country’s capital and major cities are expected on Tuesday.

02.07.2019 - 11:00 [ English Radical History ‏/ Twitter ]

In July 1888, women and girls who worked at Bryant and May’s match factory in Bow, London, went on strike over poor working conditions.

Low pay for a 14-hour day was cut even further if workers talked or went to the toilet, and bone cancer caused by white phosphorus was common.

21.06.2019 - 02:17 [ teleSUR ]

Honduran President Deploys Military Across Nation Amid Chaos

President Juan Orlando Hernandez (JOH) announced orders to the Honduran military Thursday to deploy to all parts of the country to stamp down the ever-widening protests against the neoliberal policies of his administration. This follows an overnight emergency session with his National Defense and Security Council after a violent night of protests turned deadly.

12.06.2019 - 18:10 [ Labour Leave / Twitter ]

Sure, the EU likes workers‘ rights… unless they get in the way of corporate profiteering, then the ECJ steps in and squashes them. @EddieDempsey #brexit

12.06.2019 - 12:26 [ teleSUR ]

Strikes Spread Across Honduras as Taxi Drivers Join Protesters

Teachers, students, and doctors have been demonstrating for weeks, rejecting the privatization of health and education sectors promoted by the Juan Orlando Hernandez administration. Ending police brutality against protesters has also been added to their list of demands as well as impartial investigations into those cases.

31.05.2019 - 16:11 [ teleSUR ]

Honduran Police Repress Protesters Amid National Teacher Doctor Strike

To them, this is the beginning of what will be a wave of mass layoffs and privatization of the systems. JOH has also been trying to push privatization via Employment and Economic Development Zones, which activists have warned, would put parts of the country up for sale.

28.04.2019 - 21:47 [ Reuters ]

Flagship Argentine airline cancels Tuesday flights due to strike

Argentina’s government-controlled carrier Aerolineas Argentinas said on Sunday it canceled all flights scheduled for Tuesday due to a nationwide strike by labor unions opposed to the austerity program of President Mauricio Macri.

25.04.2019 - 20:05 [ teleSUR ]

Colombia: Nationwide Strike Against Duque’s Neoliberal Policies

Workers, farmers, teachers, students, and pensioners are staging a nationwide „Peace and Justice“ strike to reject President Ivan Duque’s neoliberal policies, supporting Indigenous rights and defending the peace process in Colombia being left behind by the head of state.

24.03.2019 - 12:52 [ CBS Los Angeles / Youtube ]

Bernie Sanders Join Thousands Of Striking Workers At UCLA Rally

(20.3.2019) Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders joined thousands of University of California union workers Wednesday at UCLA who are taking part in a one-day statewide strike, calling for higher pay and better benefits amid contract negotiations.

08.03.2019 - 04:44 [ WSWS ]

Teachers strike wave spreads across five continents

Across the world, teachers in dozens of countries across five continents are taking part in a strike movement of unprecedented international proportions.

In advanced and underdeveloped countries alike, teachers are fighting for the same cause: the defense of public education. They belong to the same class—the working class—and they confront the same enemies: the governments and corporations who demand privatization and cuts as well as the trade unions who isolate and betray.

16.02.2019 - 02:19 [ Peoples Dispatch ]

10,000 workers to go on indefinite strike against privatization of Indian airports

„And now after modernizing these six airports with public money under AAI, handing them over to private hands through PPP route tantamount to an undue bonanza to private players at the cost of public exchequer, besides being totally unjust and extremely unfair which may please be taken note of,“ reads the letter.

05.02.2019 - 17:53 [ CGT.fr ]

Le 5 février, grève nationale de 24h : la carte des mobilisations

Depuis de nombreux mois, les salarié-es, les retraité-es, les privé-es d’emploi et la jeunesse se mobilisent dans notre pays. Depuis la fin de l’année 2018, le mouvement dit des Gilets jaunes mobilise les attentions et révèle un regain de confiance en l’action collective. La démultiplication des mobilisations s’oppose à la profonde injustice sociale et exige une autre répartition des richesses créées par le travail… Retrouvez dans cet article la carte des mobilisations pour le 5 février.

05.02.2019 - 17:48 [ theLocal.fr ]

How Tuesday’s nationwide strikes in France could affect you

The hard left CGT union has called for a national day of strikes and demonstrations on Tuesday in France in response to the national consultation launched by the government and to the ongoing „national crisis“.

30.01.2019 - 16:49 [ WSWS ]

Indian government fires hundreds of teachers as Tamil Nadu strike faces a crossroads

The court called on teachers to return to work on Tuesday, declaring that the strikers, not the government, were threatening the future of their students who are due to sit annual examinations. Later that day, 3,000 teachers were detained and their protests broken up by police. They were held in various halls for several hours and then released.

20.12.2018 - 18:03 [ Euronews.com ]

Death toll in French ‚yellow vest‘ protests rises to nine

Local officials said the latest victim, a man aged about 60, was hit by a truck near a motorway where demonstrators had been gathering.

17.12.2018 - 17:03 [ WSWS ]

Mass demonstration by Los Angeles teachers

Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers and their supporters converged in a rally and march in downtown Los Angeles Saturday to demand better pay, smaller class sizes and increased funding for the 640,000 students in the second-largest school district in the United States. The demonstration, which involved up to 50,000 protesters, was the latest indication of the resumption of resistance by educators who, earlier this year, were involved in the largest strike wave by teachers in decades.

15.12.2018 - 20:07 [ IrishTimes.com ]

Thousands of ‘yellow vests’ demonstrate in France in fifth weekend of protests

The interior minister said around 69,000 police were active on Saturday with a reinforced presence in the cities of Toulouse, Bordeaux and Saint-Etienne.

A police source told Reuters some 16,000 protesters had been counted in France, excluding Paris, by 11am Irish time, compared to 22,000 at the same time on December 8th.

15.12.2018 - 13:21 [ LCI / Twitter ]

Sur les marches de l’Opéra de Paris, un des #GiletsJaunes prend la parole au mégaphone : „Nous exigeons une baisse sérieuse de toutes taxes et impôts, sur les produits de première nécessité, de l’énergie, logement, transports, produits alimentaires, vêtements…“

15.12.2018 - 13:13 [ La Plume Libre ‏/ Twitter ]

#Acte5 Première action de cette journée, des #Mariannes dénudées se tiennent devant les forces mobiles. Action symbolique. #giletsjaunes #Paris #15Decembre

15.12.2018 - 13:07 [ Connexion ]

Unions call strike as protests continue across France

For today (Friday December 14) and Tuesday December 18, unions called for strikes across several industries, including air traffic control, transport, and education. The call read: “We must act for an immediate increase in salaries, pensions and social protection.”

The unions the FSU, Solidaires, SUD and UNEF have also joined the movement.

28.11.2018 - 02:03 [ KPLC TV ]

24-hour Greek media blackout ahead of broader strike action

Greek journalists walked off work for 24 hours Tuesday ahead of a broader nationwide strike that is expected to cripple transport services as austerity-weary labor unions press for salary and pension raises and tax cuts. No news programs were being broadcast on TV and radio, while newspapers will not be printed on Wednesday, the day of the strike called by GSEE, the country’s biggest labor union.

24.11.2018 - 16:57 [ Trend.az ]

Argentine airline cancels 371 flights due to strike ahead of G20

Argentina’s state-owned airline Aerolineas Argentinas said on Friday that it had canceled all flights scheduled for Monday due to a strike called by pilots and other personnel, just days before the country is to host a meeting of the G20, Reuters reported.

More than 370 flights, affecting 40,000 travelers, have been scratched from the schedule, Aerolineas [AERA.UL] said in a statement.

06.10.2018 - 11:21 [ Bloomberg ]

UPS’s Union Rejects Labor Contract, Raising Risk of Strike

United Parcel Service Inc.’s union ratified a five-year labor agreement for employees — even though a majority of members who voted turned it down.

The 54 percent “no” vote wasn’t enough to block the deal under union rules since less than half the membership turned out to cast ballots, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters said in an emailed statement.

21.08.2018 - 23:21 [ teleSUR ]

US: Prisoners Strike Over Conditions Akin to ‚Modern Slavery‘

Prisoners across the United States, which is home to the world’s largest prison population, went on strike in at least 17 states Tuesday. Prisoners are refusing to work, holding sit-ins and going on hunger strike from August 21, the 47th anniversary of the murder of Black Panther member, George Jackson, by correctional officers in San Quentin, until September 9, which marks the 47th anniversary of the Attica prison uprising for humane conditions and fundamental sociopolitical rights.

25.07.2018 - 07:59 [ Post ]

Strikes stop production on three North Sea platforms

(24.Juli) The Unite trade union claimed that strike action had shut down Total’s Alwyn, Dunbar and Elgin rigs in the North Sea.
Regional officer John Boland said 44 workers across the three Total rigs had gone on strike in a 6am dispute over pay and working hours.

24.05.2018 - 08:20 [ Haaretz / googleusercontent.com ]

Hamas in Gaza, Iranians in Syria: Israel’s F-35 Strikes Carried Message to Both Enemies and Allies

Norkin’s announcement, made at a conference in Israel for air force commanders from 20 countries, was planned for maximum exposure. It was a message to Israel’s adversaries in the region that the IAF now has “stealth” capabilities and is the first air force in the Middle East flying aircraft that are capable of evading radar systems and of operating in hostile environments, virtually undetected.

24.05.2018 - 07:55 [ Reuters ]

Syrian state media says U.S. struck army base, U.S. denies

“We have no operational reporting of a U.S.-led coalition strike against pro-Syrian regime targets or forces,” Captain Bill Urban, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command, told Reuters.

Another Pentagon spokesman, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said: “We have no information to substantiate those reports.”

17.05.2018 - 10:20 [ WSWS ]

20,000 teachers rally in North Carolina

The protest follows walkouts in West Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Colorado and Arizona. Many students, parents and other workers also joined the demonstration. The ongoing wave of teacher strikes is part of an upsurge in working class struggle across the US and internationally since the start of 2018.

15.05.2018 - 10:50 [ Our Revolution / Twitter ]

America’s teachers have seen cut after cut at the hands of legislatures all across the country for decades. Now, they’re standing up, going on strike, and demanding better pay and better funding for education. And you know what? They’re winning.

14.05.2018 - 21:41 [ The Local.fr ]

French train services severely disrupted as unions step up strike action

French rail unions stepped up their strike action on Monday – the 18th day of the ongoing industrial action – which left rail services severely disrupted around the country. Strikers blocked train depots and access to offices for non-striking work

11.05.2018 - 08:14 [ Generalsekretär der Vereinten Nationen ]

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the situation in the Middle East

The Secretary-General followed with utmost concern reports overnight of missile launches from Syria targeting Israeli positions and retaliatory strikes by the Israel Defense Forces, that followed earlier strikes in Syria on Tuesday, 8 May. He notes with relief today’s partial normalization of the situation.

The United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) has maintained contact with the Syrian Arab Armed Forces and Israel Defense Forces, urging both parties to exercise maximum restraint and abide by their obligations under the Disengagement of Forces Agreement.

The Secretary-General urges for an immediate halt to all hostile acts and any provocative actions to avoid a new conflagration in the region already embroiled in terrible conflicts with immense suffering of civilians.

09.05.2018 - 17:02 [ Times of Israel ]

Death toll from Syria strike rises to 15, including 8 Iranians — monitor

It is not the first time that Kisweh has been targeted. In December, Israel reportedly bombed military positions in the area south of Damascus, including a weapons depot.

Since the start of Syria’s civil war in 2011, Israel has repeatedly targeted positions of the Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah terror group backing it inside the country.

04.05.2018 - 14:51 [ popularmechanics.com ]

How a Syrian Airstrike Got Help From Space

(24.4.2018) Space electronic warfare Capt. Andrew „Ghost“ Harris and space weapons officer Capt. Ryan „Pippin“ Foster have an urgent task—to make sure the coming allied strike takes full advantage of U.S. satellites in orbit.

“For something of this scale, this is one of—if not the—first time we have had space guys directly involved in the planning, influencing that mission, and developing effects specifically designed to support its execution,” says Morgan. “I’ve been involved in the Air Force for 24 years and I’ve never seen anything like it.”

30.04.2018 - 17:26 [ Howard Altman ‏/ Twitter ]

As of 9:57 p Pentagon has declined comment on the incident or whether US assets are involved. @CENTCOM earlier said it wasn’t aware of any action near Hama and hasn’t gotten back to me on further questions about the incident and any US involvement.

20.04.2018 - 22:27 [ Washington Post ]

Russia: US did not violate red lines during Syria strikes

“We told them where our red lines were, including the geographical red lines,” Lavrov told Russian state television. “The results have shown that they haven’t crossed those lines.”

Moscow had warned the U.S. before the strike that it could hit back if the U.S. actions jeopardize Russian servicemen in Syria, and the allies had given Russia an advance warning to make sure no Russians were in the line of fire.

18.04.2018 - 10:02 [ AFP news agency / Twitter ]

Protest against Syria strikes held outside UK Parliament

Published on Apr 16, 2018
An anti-war protest is held outside the British Parliament shortly after an address by Prime Minister Theresa May setting out her justification for strikes on Syrian chemical weapons facilities.